Step 4: Export Public Key - FDA ESG

Export Public Key

  1. Open Internet Explorer. Click on the gear icon in the top right-hand corner.
    Click Internet Options.​

    Note: Depending on your Internet Explorer version you may also find this in Tools > Internet Options.

  2. Click the Content tab. Click Certificates.

  3. Highlight your Client Digital Certificate you intend to use for FDA submissions.
    Click Export.
    Note: If you are renewing a certificate, you can differentiate the new certificate from the old one by highlighting a certificate and clicking View. This will bring up the certificate details. The Valid From date will help indicate which certificate was issued most recently.
  4. The Certificate Export Wizard will start. Click Next.

  5. Select the No, Do Not Export the Private Key option. Click Next.

  6. Select the Export File Format options listed below.
    • Cryptographic Message Syntax Standard - PKCS#7 Certificates (.P7B)
    • Include all certificates in the certificate path if possible.
    Click the Next button when done.

  7. Click the Browse
    Enter a File Name and click Save.

    Note: GlobalSign suggests saving the file in a location where you can easily find such as your desktop or Documents folder.


  8. On the Certificate Export Wizard window click the Next button to continue with the export.
  9. Click the Finish button on the following screen to complete the export.

  10. Export was successful. Press OK


You have now successfully exported your Public key. The next step is to set up a test account; you'll upload your public key during this process. If this is a renewal or reissue on an existing account, skip ahead to updating your public key; otherwise, continue to Step 5. 

<< Step 3: Download and Install the Certificate  •  Step 5: Set Up a Test Account >>

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